Great Destinations: Hill Country

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In the middle of this great state is a picturesque area known as Hill Country. It’s lush, rolling hills, soul-changing sunsets, and miles of wildflowers make it a must visit for me. There’s no way you could possibly see all of Hill Country in one visit, it takes multiple visits in different areas to truly appreciate the beauty of it. There some of the best BBQ joints in the country, delicious wine and plenty of outdoor activity to keep you coming back time and time again.

Natural Beauty

The Hill Country is filled with some of the most beautiful natural land formations I’ve ever seen. Take a trip to Dripping Springs and check out the Hamilton Pool Preserve for some hot weather swimming and hiking. I suggest getting there early, sometimes lines form and you could be waiting up to 2 hours before you can even get inside the park! But it’s worth it. If you take a trip to Mason, you can see one of the United States’ largest bat nurseries. Some 4 million bats live inside the Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. Stick around until sunset and you’ll get to see a tornado of bats for about an hour.

Wineries and BBQ

There’s 2 things that we Texans do well. Barbeque and wine. Hill Country wine is highly sought after all over the globe and we can spend a couple of hours exploring the vineyards and tasting the different varieties. I suggest the Heart Of Texas Wine Tours, they take you to some of the best wineries and do the driving! Of course, we all know Texas is the home of barbeque, So you’ll likely have your fill of pulled pork, smoked sausage and anything else you can fit in your belly. Take a trip to Bandera and try out Busbee’s BBQ, or head to Concan and enjoy the sights of the Frio River while you’re listening to some of the best Texas Country musicians in the state at House Pasture Cattle Company.

Sports Everywhere

For the family member who love to golf and fish, you’ll never find a better area to take your RV for a week or 2. Some of the world’s best golfers come here to play the courses and experience the quiet of Hill Country. If you’re a fisherman, you’ll be amazed at the fishing spots located all throughout the area and you’ll want to visit all of them!

Have you been to the Hill Country here in Texas? What did you think?